Thankfully the 90th Academy Awards earlier today wasn’t as dramatic as last year’s ending. Yes, the ceremony was full of predictable wins – especially in the acting categories – but there were still a ton of entertaining moments.
Not sure if it’s worth tuning in to watch the Oscars? We’ve gathered a bunch of snapshots and clips that showcased the funniest bits, bizarre and interesting moments from movie’s biggest night. Let’s get into it, shall we?
1. Jimmy Kimmel provided guests with lunch boxes
— Tim Gray (@timgray_variety) March 5, 2018
This is not drill: @JimmyKimmelLive is hero of #Oscars & show hasn’t started yet. He’s put a snack box under each set for all 3,400 guests with handwritten note. Kimmel says: “It wouldn’t be right to make you sit through this without snacks. Please don’t throw them at me.” 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/4p2xuHqgMJ
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) March 5, 2018
In an attempt to make the 2018 Oscars more bearable, Jimmy Kimmel left lunch boxes under every seat at the Dolby Theatre. Each lunch box had chips, a snack bar, gummy bears, a Listerine pocket pack, and note from the Oscar host himself. “It wouldn’t be right to make you sit through this without snacks. Please don’t throw them at me,” the thoughtful note reads.
2. Did the Oscars stage remind you of “Beauty and the Beast”?
— tehr (@tehrrific) March 5, 2018
Designed by Derek McLane, the Oscar stage totally bedazzled with a 10-ton proscenium dotted with 45 million crystals – making it look like a glittering ice cave. At different segments during the show, the Dolby Theatre was transform to look like the Cave of Wonders from “Aladdin” and the Grand Ballroom from “Beauty and the Beast”.
3. Screw using the aisles. Jennifer Lawrence takes a short cut.
— MTV (@MTV) March 5, 2018
In true J-Law fashion, the A-lister reminded everyone why she’s the ultimate award show darling. During the award ceremony, Lawrence was photographed unabashedly hiking up her Dior dress to climb over rows of chairs to get to her seat with a glass of wine in hand. We wonder what was the hurry?
Perhaps she was rushing to meet…
4. Meryl Streep
— Jennifer Lawrence (@JLdaily) March 5, 2018
Let’s be honest, if we saw Meryl Streep from afar, we would be rushing to be in her presence too. At least we know that we can always count on Lawrence raising eyebrows for her shenanigans.
5. A mini “Hunger Games” reunion.
— Mockingjay (@katnissenpanem) March 5, 2018
“Hunger Games” fans, the odds were in your favour today. In one of the unseen moments on TV, Lawrence was also seen chatting with her “Hunger Games” co-star, Woody Harrelson, while standing by the bar.
6. Salma Hayek isn’t a fan of the fish monster.
— Mythical (@mythical) March 5, 2018
Ditto. Perhaps it’s better to stick to humans as dates.
7. Jimmy Kimmel surprised movie theatre audience with A-list celebs.
This was not your average screening of #WrinkleInTime… #Oscars @GalGadot @AnselElgort @MargotRobbie @HamillHimself @RealGDT #EmilyBlunt @Lupita_Nyongo @ArmieHammer @Lin_Manuel @IamGuillermo @ChineseTheatres pic.twitter.com/CdpwRO6NS0
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 5, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 5, 2018
During a commercial break, Kimmel got Gal Gadot, Lupita Nyong’o, Ansel Elgort, Armie Hammer, Margot Robbie, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Guillermo del Toro to help him in surprising a group of movie goers watching “A Wrinkle In Time”.
“You’re live on the Oscars right now. We were talking about our appreciation for people who go to the movies, and that is you guys. And we have a surprise for you as well,” Kimmel told the audience before the rest of the celebrities came in with snacks.
8. You get a hot dog, you get a hot dog, everybody gets a hot dog.
While the snacks were being handed out, Armie Hammer wasted no time in shooting hot dogs into the crowd with his hot dog-shaped hot dog cannon. “Do not aim the hot dogs at the vegetarians,” Kimmel warned. “This is better than Halloween.”
Can every cinema come with hot dog cannon from now on?
9. Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph, please co-host something.
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) March 5, 2018
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
Remember when fans were overjoyed over Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes? Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph might just be the new dynamic duo in-demand. The funny pair made fun of this year’s diversity, saying, “I know what you’re thinking. Are the Oscars too black now? Don’t worry. We were just backstage and there are still a bunch of white people still to come.”
Haddish, who spotted Streep seated in the front row, told the legend, “I want you to be my mama one day!”
10. Fan favourite “Star Wars” droid, BB-8, made a cameo.
— BB8 (@BB8) March 4, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 5, 2018
Out of the many guests in attendance, the Oscars also invited another guest from a galaxy far, far away. The beloved “Star Wars” robot rolled out on stage to join Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran in handing out the Academy Award for Animated Feature and Animated Short Film.
While his costars looked amazing in their outfits, BB-8 was naked as always, and wasn’t too happy about it.
Catch the 90th Academy Awards encore tonight (5th March) on HBO (Astro Ch 411/ HD 431) from 7pm onwards. Other encore air dates are on 7th March (9pm), 11th March (4:20pm), 16th March (4pm).